I am 31 weeks pregnant and have arranged for my 2.5 year old to go to my mums when I head off to the hospital to deliver my second, (I plan on staying home as long as possible then once I feel I need to leave - hopefully when contraction are 3 mins apart smile) but in the last few weeks I have felt this desire to have here with me when I am at the hospital
Part of me whats her to be there as I want her to be involved and see the baby and is just some crazy hormones I think, the other part of knows that my mum is going to be really annoyed and agitated if we pick my daughter up for her to meet her sister without bringing her to the hospital too, this is not something I want, I want my daughter to have special time with her sister before everyone else, letting her introduce her to the visitors as they come (she is very excited and VERY proud and protective of her sister that is growing inside me)
So my questions are... Has anyone taken their child to the birth when they are so young? Was it ok or was it hard work? Was it worth it?
Also how do I get the message across to my mum without upsetting her (she can be quite unforgiving and get quite upset and be rude afterwards to you... To make you "pay" for what you did. Also one of her favorite saying is it is just "Hollie being Hollie" because I voice my concerns or wants and don't just submit to what she wants)
Note: can't really give my daughter to anyone else, mother in law is worse and and lives hours away so thats not an option and all the rest of my family work full time jobs.
Thank you in advance and sorry this is such a long story!!